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May 31, 2017

Budapest’s abandoned Soviet military hospital

Budapest’s abandoned Soviet military hospital

Time stands still in a former Soviet military hospital in Budapest that was abandoned when the last Russian troops left Hungary in 1991.

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Pipes run on a ceiling of a surgery department of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A room of a surgery department of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, is seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A hospital bed stands at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Broken window frames lie on the floor in the building of a surgery department of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Entry into cellars underneath a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, is seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Entry into underground shelters are seen at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Russian writing is seen on a wall in a surgery department of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Balconies of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, are seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A courtyard of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, is seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A room in a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, is seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Electrical sockets and documents are seen at a surgery department of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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An uninstalled door stands in a room at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Reflections are seen in rusty windows at a surgery department of a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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The sign reading in Russian: "Soldiers' Canteen", is seen at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Light filters through a window at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A socket is seen on a wall at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper dating from 1988 lies on the floor in a building that was once apartments where Russian doctors and soldiers lived with their families, at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A staircase at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, is seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A staircase of an apartment once used by Russian soldiers and doctors at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, is seen in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Apartments used by Russian soldiers and doctors are seen at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Broken furniture and Russian signs lie scattered on the floor at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Medicine bottles lie on a windowsill at a former Soviet military hospital, which lies derelict since 1991 when the last Russian troops left Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, May 15, 2017. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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